MedCo Charging Policy April 2021
Published: 19 February 2021
On 4 February 2021 I wrote to you to let you know of changes to the charging policy with effect from 6 April 2021.
By way of recap, there will be no abatement of annual fees for MROs this year but the temporary facility to pay by advance quarterly instalments, which was introduced last year, will continue until April 2022. MROs will be contacted separately to confirm if they want to take up the option of instalments
The annual registration fees for DMEs will be increased and additional charges will be raised depending on the number of case data uploads for reports. For the first time IMEs will now be required to pay an annual registration fee. There will continue to be no charge to authorised users during the current year but this will be reviewed for 2022
The MedCo board of directors has decided that the charging policy effective from 6th April 2021 will be as follows: (a full copy of the Charging Policy from April 2021 can be viewed here)
EXISTING AND NEW MRO REGISTRATIONS
Tier 1 £150,000
Tier 2 £20,000
There will be no abatement of fees but facilities for payment by quarterly instalments (payable in advance) will continue to be offered.
DMEs (new policy)
In addition to the annual registration fee there will be charges for case data uploaded to the system. The annual fee will include an allowance of 300 uploads. The annual fee will be payable in advance and case data charges in excess of 300 uploads will be raised in arrears on 1 October 2021 and 1 April 2022.
Case data uploads
Up to 300 case data uploads Nil
Over 300 case data uploads £20 per case data upload
IMEs (new policy)
A new annual fee is being introduced for IMEs.
Note: Medical experts registered as both a DME and IME will only be required to pay the DME fee.